This Week in Science

This week's Science features two new studies that used data from DiscovEHR — a collaboration between the Regeneron Genetics Center and the Geisinger Health System that used electronic health records (EHRs) and DNA sequencing to study genetic variation — to identify clinically relevant genetic variants. In the first study, researchers analyzed exome sequence data from more than 50,000 adults participating in DiscovEHR.

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Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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